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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439279/metabolic-investigation-of-phelipanche-aegyptiaca-reveals-significant-changes-during-developmental-stages-and-in-its-different-organs
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Noam Nativ, Yael Hacham, Joseph Hershenhorn, Evgenia Dor, Rachel Amir
Phelipanche aegyptiaca Pers. is a root holoparasitic plant considered to be among the most destructive agricultural weeds worldwide. In order to gain more knowledge about the metabolic profile of the parasite during its developmental stages, we carried out primary metabolic and lipid profiling using GC-MS analysis. In addition, the levels of amino acids that incorporate into proteins, total protein in the albumin fraction, nitrogen, reduced sugars, and phenols were determined. For the assays, the whole plants from the four developmental stages-tubercle, pre-emergent shoot, post-emergent shoot, and mature flowering plants-were taken...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438777/preference-for-an-opioid-benzodiazepine-mixture-over-an-opioid-alone-using-a-concurrent-choice-procedure-in-rhesus-monkeys
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Peter F Weed, Charles P France, Lisa R Gerak
Increased opioid abuse is contributing to a dramatic rise in overdose deaths. Benzodiazepines are frequently coabused with opioids, possibly because they increase the potency and/or effectiveness of opioids. This study used a concurrent choice procedure to determine whether monkeys would choose to self-administer a mixture of the opioid remifentanil and the benzodiazepine midazolam over remifentanil alone. Initially, three monkeys could respond on one lever for saline and on a second lever for either remifentanil alone or midazolam alone...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426703/effects-of-over-expressing-a-native-gene-encoding-5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate-synthase-epsps-on-glyphosate-resistance-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Xiao Yang, Zachery T Beres, Lin Jin, Jason T Parrish, Wanying Zhao, David Mackey, Allison A Snow
Widespread overuse of the herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp®, has led to the evolution of glyphosate-resistant weed biotypes, some of which persist by overproducing the herbicide's target enzyme, 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS). EPSPS is a key enzyme in the shikimic acid pathway for biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids, lignin, and defensive compounds, but little is known about how overproducing EPSPS affects downstream metabolites, growth, or lifetime fitness in the absence of glyphosate...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424723/evidence-mechanism-and-alternative-chemical-seedbank-level-control-of-glyphosate-resistance-of-a-rigid-ryegrass-lolium-rigidum-biotype-from-southern-spain
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Pablo T Fernández-Moreno, Fernando Bastida, Rafael De Prado
Rigid ryegrass (Lolium rigidum) is one of the most troublesome weeds in different crops in the Mediterranean region. A rigid ryegrass biotype from an olive grove in Jaén province (Andalusía, southern Spain), potentially resistant to glyphosate (RG), was tested for its resistance level through dose-response assays using a susceptible biotype (SG). To test the hypothesis of a non-target-site-based resistance, as point mutations are far less common mechanisms of glyphosate resistance, studies were also conducted to elucidate whether resistance was associated with biochemical, metabolism, molecular and/or physiological mechanisms...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422495/cochliotoxin-a-dihydropyranopyran-4-5-dione-and-its-analogues-produced-by-cochliobolus-australiensis-display-phytotoxic-activity-against-buffelgrass-cenchrus-ciliaris
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Marco Masi, Susan Meyer, Suzette Clement, Alessio Cimmino, Massimo Cristofaro, Antonio Evidente
Buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare or Cenchrus ciliaris) is a perennial grass that has become highly invasive in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona. In the search for novel control strategies against this weed, strains of the foliar fungal pathogen Cochliobolus australiensis from buffelgrass have been screened for their ability to produce phytotoxic metabolites that could potentially be used as natural herbicides in an integrated pest management strategy. A new phytotoxin, named cochliotoxin, was isolated from liquid culture of this fungus together with radicinin, radicinol, and their 3-epimers...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421101/hyperspectral-technologies-for-assessing-seed-germination-and-trifloxysulfuron-methyl-response-in-amaranthus-palmeri-palmer-amaranth
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Maor Matzrafi, Ittai Herrmann, Christian Nansen, Tom Kliper, Yotam Zait, Timea Ignat, Dana Siso, Baruch Rubin, Arnon Karnieli, Hanan Eizenberg
Weed infestations in agricultural systems constitute a serious challenge to agricultural sustainability and food security worldwide. Amaranthus palmeri S. Watson (Palmer amaranth) is one of the most noxious weeds causing significant yield reductions in various crops. The ability to estimate seed viability and herbicide susceptibility is a key factor in the development of a long-term management strategy, particularly since the misuse of herbicides is driving the evolution of herbicide response in various weed species...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418615/co-expression-of-gr79-epsps-and-gat-yields-herbicide-resistant-cotton-with-low-glyphosate-residues
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Chengzhen Liang, Bao Sun, Zhigang Meng, Zhaohong Meng, Yuan Wang, Guoqing Sun, Tao Zhu, Wei Lu, Wei Zhang, Waqas Malik, Min Lin, Rui Zhang, Sandui Guo
Glyphosate resistant (GR) crops have been adopted on a massive scale by North and South American farmers. Currently, about 80% of the 120 million hectares of the global genetically-modified (GM) crops are GR crop varieties. However, the adoption of GR plants in China has not occurred at the same pace, owing to several factors including, among other things, labor markets and the residual effects of glyphosate in transgenic plants. Here, we report the co-expression of codon-optimized forms of GR79 EPSPS and N-acetyltransferase (GAT) genes in cotton...
April 18, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411550/nature-based-solutions-to-mitigate-soil-sealing-in-urban-areas-results-from-a-4-year-study-comparing-permeable-porous-and-impermeable-pavements
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A Fini, P Frangi, J Mori, D Donzelli, F Ferrini
Soil sealing is one of the most pervasive forms of soil degradation that follows urbanization and, despite innovative pavements (i.e. pervious) are being installed in urban areas to mitigate it, there is little research on the effects of pervious pavements on soil water and carbon cycle and on the physiology of urban trees. The aim of this 4-year experiment was to assess the effects of three pavements, differing in permeability to water and gases, on some soil physical parameters, and on growth and physiology of newly planted Celtis australis and Fraxinus ornus...
April 12, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405794/a-model-for-the-spread-of-an-invasive-weed-tradescantia-fluminensis
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Alexandra B Hogan, Mary R Myerscough
Tradescantia fluminensis is an invasive weed and a serious threat to native forests in eastern Australia and New Zealand. Current methods of eradication are often ineffective, so understanding the growth mechanisms of Tradescantia is important in formulating better control strategies. We present a partial differential equation (PDE) model for Tradescantia growth and spatial proliferation that accounts for Tradescantia's particular creeping and branching morphology, and the impact of self-shading on plant growth...
April 12, 2017: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404726/regulation-of-strigolactone-biosynthesis-by-gibberellin-signaling
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Shinsaku Ito, Daichi Yamagami, Mikihisa Umehara, Atsushi Hanada, Satoko Yoshida, Yasuyuki Sasaki, Shunsuke Yajima, Junko Kyozuka, Miyako Ueguchi-Tanaka, Makoto Matsuoka, Ken Shirasu, Shinjiro Yamaguchi, Tadao Asami
Strigolactones (SLs) are a class of plant hormones that regulate diverse physiological processes, including shoot branching and root development. They also act as rhizosphere signaling molecules to stimulate the germination of root parasitic weeds and the branching of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Although various types of cross-talk between SLs and other hormones have been reported in physiological analyses, the cross-talk between gibberellin (GA) and SLs is poorly understood. We screened for chemicals that regulate the level of SLs in rice and identified GA as a novel SL-regulating molecule...
April 12, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399170/evaluation-of-six-candidate-dna-barcode-loci-for-identification-of-five-important-invasive-grasses-in-eastern-australia
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Aisuo Wang, David Gopurenko, Hanwen Wu, Brendan Lepschi
Invasive grass weeds reduce farm productivity, threaten biodiversity, and increase weed control costs. Identification of invasive grasses from native grasses has generally relied on the morphological examination of grass floral material. DNA barcoding may provide an alternative means to identify co-occurring native and invasive grasses, particularly during early growth stages when floral characters are unavailable for analysis. However, there are no universal loci available for grass barcoding. We herein evaluated the utility of six candidate loci (atpF intron, matK, ndhK-ndhC, psbE-petL, ETS and ITS) for barcode identification of several economically important invasive grass species frequently found among native grasses in eastern Australia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398839/foundational-and-translational-research-opportunities-to-improve-plant-health
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Richard W Michelmore, Gitta Coaker, Rebecca Bart, Gwyn A Beattie, Andrew Bent, Toby Bruce, Duncan Cameron, Jeff Dangl, Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar, Robert Edwards, Sebastian Eves-van den Akker, Walter Gassmann, Jean Greenberg, Richard Harrison, Ping He, Jagger Harvey, Alisa Huffaker, Scot Hulbert, Roger Innes, Jonathan D Jones, Isgouhi Kaloshian, Sophien Kamoun, Fumiaki Katagiri, Jan E Leach, Wenbo Ma, John M McDowell, June Medford, Blake Meyers, Rebecca Nelson, Richard Peter Oliver, Yiping Qi, Diane Saunders, Michael Shaw, Prasanta Subudhi, Leslie Torrance, Brett M Tyler, John Walsh
This whitepaper reports the deliberations of a workshop focused on biotic challenges to plant health held in Washington, D.C. in September 2016. Ensuring health of food plants is critical to maintaining the quality and productivity of crops and for sustenance of the rapidly growing human population. There is a close linkage between food security and societal stability; however, global food security is threatened by the vulnerability of our agricultural systems to numerous pests, pathogens, weeds, and environmental stresses...
April 11, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397123/synergetic-effect-of-rhamnolipid-from-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-c1501-and-phytotoxic-metabolite-from-lasiodiplodia-pseudotheobromae-c1136-on-amaranthus-hybridus-l-and-echinochloa-crus-galli-weeds
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Charles Adetunji, Julius Oloke, Anil Kumar, Singh Swaranjit, Benjamin Akpor
Rhamnolipid (Rh) is a biosurfactant produced by the bacterial Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This present study investigates rhizospheric strain C1501 of P. aeruginosa with an accession number KF976394 with the best production of rhamnolipid: a biosurfactant. The partially purified rhamnolipid from strain C1501 and Tween 80 was tested on mycelial growth of wild strain C1136. The enzyme activities involved in biodegradation, as well as necrosis induction on the tested weeds, were performed using scanning electron microscopy...
April 10, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396881/allelopathic-activity-of-extracts-from-different-brazilian-peanut-arachis-hypogaea-l-cultivars-on-lettuce-lactuca-sativa-and-weed-plants
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G S Casimiro, E Mansur, G Pacheco, R Garcia, I C R Leal, N K Simas
Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is the fourth most consumed oleaginous plant in the world, producing seeds with high contents of lipids, proteins, vitamins, and carbohydrates. Biological activities of different extracts of this species have already been evaluated by many researchers, including antioxidant, antitumoral, and antibacterial. In this work, the allelopathic activity of extracts from different Brazilian peanut cultivars against lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and two weed plants (Commelina benghalensis and Ipomoea nil) was studied...
2017: TheScientificWorldJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396317/4pd-functionalized-dendrimers-a-flexible-tool-for-in-vivo-gene-silencing-of-tumor-educated-myeloid-cells
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Serena Zilio, Jennifer L Vella, Adriana C De la Fuente, Pirouz M Daftarian, Donald T Weed, Angel Kaifer, Ilaria Marigo, Kevin Leone, Vincenzo Bronte, Paolo Serafini
Myeloid cells play a key role in tumor progression and metastasis by providing nourishment and immune protection, as well as facilitating cancer invasion and seeding to distal sites. Although advances have been made in understanding the biology of these tumor-educated myeloid cells (TEMCs), their intrinsic plasticity challenges our further understanding of their biology. Indeed, in vitro experiments only mimic the in vivo setting, and current gene-knockout technologies do not allow the simultaneous, temporally controlled, and cell-specific silencing of multiple genes or pathways...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391478/concurrent-production-of-cellulase-and-xylanase%C3%A2-from%C3%A2-trichoderma-reesei%C3%A2-ncim-1186-%C3%A2-enhancement-of-production-by%C3%A2-desirability-based-multi-objective-method
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Preethi Jampala, Satish Tadikamalla, M Preethi, Swathy Ramanujam, Kiran Babu Uppuluri
Application of multiple response optimizations using desirability function in the production of microbial metabolites improves economy and efficiency. Concurrent production of cellulase and xylanase in Trichoderma reesei NCIM 1186 using an agricultural weed, Prosopis juliflora pods, was studied. The main aim of the study was to optimize significant medium nutrient parameters for maximization of cellulase and xylanase by multi-objective optimization strategy using biomass. Process parameters such as the nutrient concentrations (pods, sucrose, and yeast extract) and pH were investigated to improve cellulase and xylanase activities by one factor at a time approach, single response optimization and multi-objective optimization...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391474/cost-effective-cellulase-production-using-parthenium-hysterophorus-biomass-as-an-unconventional-lignocellulosic-substrate
#17
Anita Saini, Neeraj K Aggarwal, Anita Yadav
The potential of untreated Parthenium hysterophorus weed biomass was evaluated as a substrate for cellulase production. The cellulose in the biomass was used as the main source of carbon. Solid-state fermentation was carried out using Trichoderma reesei, and optimization of cultural conditions was done for maximization of cellulase production. The results revealed that highest cellulase production was achieved on the 8th day of incubation, at 30 °C, keeping solid-to-liquid ratio 1:2 when two discs of inoculum were used per gram of the substrate...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391472/molecular-characterization-vector-identification-and-sources-of-phytoplasmas-associated-with-brinjal-little-leaf-disease-in-india
#18
Manish Kumar, Madhupriya, Govind Pratap Rao
Brinjal little leaf (BLL) is a widespread disease of phytoplasma etiology in India that induces severe economic losses. Surveys were conducted in eight brinjal-growing states of India during July 2014 to September 2015 and eighteen BLL samples showing little leaf, phyllody and witches' broom symptoms were collected for phytoplasma identification. Presence of phytoplasmas was confirmed in all the eighteen BLL samples using polymerase chain reaction with phytoplasma-specific primer pairs (P1/P6, R16F2n/R16R2)...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389036/use-of-different-surface-covering-materials-to-enhance-removal-of-radiocaesium-in-plants-and-upper-soil-from-orchards-in-fukushima-prefecture
#19
Mamoru Sato, Hiroko Akai, Yuichi Saito, Tsugiko Takase, Hidetoshi Kikunaga, Nobuhito Sekiya, Tsutomu Ohtsuki, Katsuhiko Yamaguchi
The effectiveness of a decontamination methodology whereby herbaceous plants were grown through different materials covering the soil surface followed by subsequent removal of the material, associated plant tissues and attached soil on (137)Cs removal from soil was evaluated. Revegetation netting sown with Kentucky bluegrass and white clover had a high effectiveness in (137)Cs removal when rolling up the plants, roots, and rhizosphere soil approximately 6 months after sowing. The removal rate was lower when there was higher (137)Cs vertical migration down the soil profile...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386883/simulating-changes-in-cropping-practices-in-conventional-and-glyphosate-resistant-maize-ii-%C3%A2-weed-impacts-on-crop-production-and-biodiversity
#20
Nathalie Colbach, Henri Darmency, Alice Fernier, Sylvie Granger, Valérie Le Corre, Antoine Messéan
Overreliance on the same herbicide mode of action leads to the spread of resistant weeds, which cancels the advantages of herbicide-tolerant (HT) crops. Here, the objective was to quantify, with simulations, the impact of glyphosate-resistant (GR) weeds on crop production and weed-related wild biodiversity in HT maize-based cropping systems differing in terms of management practices. We (1) simulated current conventional and probable HT cropping systems in two European regions, Aquitaine and Catalonia, with the weed dynamics model FLORSYS; (2) quantified how much the presence of GR weeds contributed to weed impacts on crop production and biodiversity; (3) determined the effect of cultural practices on the impact of GR weeds and (4) identified which species traits most influence weed-impact indicators...
April 6, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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